Adhesives

The adhesive you choose will depend largely on your application. Use the guide below to select the appropriate glue for your life science research application.

Adhesives for Life Science Research applications Epoxy Adhesives
Hot Melt Glues
Silicone
Cyanoacrylate 

Adhesives Application Guide

Part No. Description Curing time Useful Applications and Characteristics
EPOXIES
Form strong bonding. Used in wire bonding applications.
4898
4898
Silver filled conductive Epoxy 12 hrs@50C; 5 min @150C Connecting conductors that can't be soldered. Constructing or connecting Ag/AgCl pellets.
7335
7335
Carbon filled conductive Epoxy 48 hrs@25C; 5 min @150C Constructing carbon electrode.
4886
4886
High performance Structural Epoxy 12 hrs@25C. Forms a strong and slightly flexible bond on plastic, metal, and glass. Bonds some low surface .
HOT MELT (EVA)
Easy to use for bonding, needs large gap filling. 
13316
13316
Mini Glue Gun with glue sticks As soon as it cools down Bonds wood, glass, metals, and many plastics.
SILICONE (Adhesive/Sealants/Primers)
Good moisture resistant and elastic. Low toxic.
1571
1571
Room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) adhesive. Acyloxy/moisture cure system. Acetic acid is cure by-product. 24hrs@25C Has the best adhesion property in this silicone family. Will bond to many materials.
7128
7128
RTV sealant. Alkoxy/Moisture cure system. Methanol as cure by-product. 72hrs@25C Good for bonding or sealing electronics circuits (metal).

SYLG184
Sylgard, Two parts, vinyl/platinum cure sealant. Hydrogen as cure by-products. Very low toxic 24hrs@25C, 15 min.@150C Coating Patch Clamp electrodes, Cell culture dish, making dissection pads.
KWIK-SIL
Kwik-Sil
Two part, adhesive. Vinyl/platinum system, Hydrogen as cure by-products. Very low toxic. < 5 min@25C Live tissue and nerve studies. Medium strength adhesion.
KWIK-CAST
Kwik-Cast
Two part sealant. Vinyl/platinum cure system. Hydrogen as cure by-products. Very low toxic. < 5 min@25C Sealant for live tissues. Embedding peripheral nerves with electrodes.
Silicone Primer
6820
Primer for silicone N/A Enhances adhesion of silicone adhesives for difficult to bond plastic surfaces
CYANOACRYLATE
Forms an instantaneous bonding.
Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
7341
Ethyl Cyanoacrylate, low viscosity 90-120 cps <10 seconds Mounting rat/mouse brain slices. Ideal for relatively small gaps and smooth surfaces.Bonds plastic, metals and rubber. Package of 10 vials, each approximately 1.5 mL.
Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
7342
Ethyl Cyanoacrylate, high viscosity 1100-1600 cps <30 seconds Use on brain slice exp. Ideal for larger gaps, allows slightly longer bonding time. Bonds plastic, metals and rubber. Package of 10 vials, each approximately 1.5 mL.
vetbond
Vetbond
Butyl Cyanoacrylate, Low toxic <10 seconds Bonds tissues, alternative to suture, helps small wound healing. Antimicrobial effect. Used in forensic science.
GLUture
503763
Octyl Cyanoacrylate, Low toxic <15 seconds Suitable for surface wound bonding, protection, holding a sensor or other device on the tissue.

 


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